Weekly Report 6 Aug 08

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Weekly Report 6 Aug 08

Post by Brad » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:58 pm

Fraser Island Fishing report courtesy of Sailfish Apartments, Happy Valley: Ph (07) 4127 9494
Anglers be aware: Fraser Island closures now underway. Anglers thinking of throwing in a line on Fraser Island are reminded that closures are in place from midday August 1 to midday September 30. Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries community education officer Karl Roebuck said many fishers made the mistake of thinking the closure only related to taking tailor, but that is not the case. "The closure actually prohibits the taking of any fin fish from a point 400 metres north of Waddy Point to a point 400 metres south of Indian Head and 400 metres to seaward between those points," Mr Roebuck said. "The area is closed to recreational and commercial fishers for both the take and possession of fin fish from these waters during the closure." Mr Roebuck said Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers would regularly patrol the area to monitor compliance during the closure. "Signs will be in place advising of the closure in many locations throughout the area. We urge visitors to this area to read all advisory signs to positively identify where they can and cannot fish. "These closures are in place to protect our fish stocks so that future generations can enjoy fishing these areas in years to come." Mr Roebuck said collecting bait on the foreshore within the area was still permitted during the closure, but only if catching worms and pipis by hand.

Hervey Bay
It has been slightly hit and miss this last week on the fishing scene. But anglers that are persistant have been rewarded with some great catches. The arti has been doing really well for snapper, both Brock and Jason from Tackleworld trying the new Tandoori Chicken Gulp 5 inch soft plastics got some great snapper earlier in the week. Jason reckons the 3 inch prawn is still the go when fishing for snapper around that area though. River Heads is alive with fish at the moment. Jewies are on the chew taking live baits, fresh squid, Squidgy Fish in the 80mm and 100mm sizes. Find those deeper holes that jew fish love to sit in and hang on. As well there have been reports of flathead and bream around the rocks between the boat ramps.

The western side of Fraser Island has been giving up plenty of flathead, work the flats with soft plastics in the white or pink colours in either the Gulp or Squidgy range. There is some scattered schools of mack tuna working the dirty water lines throughout the straits and they are feeding on very small bait. The best option there is small (10g) slugs or even chucking a fly at them. Big cobia are cruising the waters as far south as the Channel Hole and the artificial reef up to moon and also offshore at Roonies and the Gutters. Taking everything from live bait to soft plastics.

The school mackerel are up further around Awinya and out from Arch Cliffs and the 6 Mile Reef, chasing a plethora of bait around those areas at the moment. They are of great size and are taking metal slugs and pillies. The winter whiting flotilla was spotted around Toogoom this week. The winteries seem to have taken a dive in the size department with alot of small ones in these schools. It's a common sense thing when it comes to winter whiting, take only what you need and think of all the filleting you need to do when you get home!

Rainbow Beach Report courtesy Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters - www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au Ph: 07 54868666
o Report.

Freshwater Report-Lake Lenthalls Report
If your after a Bass, you are going to have to work hard, specially if our customers reports are true. They are working everything from spinnerbaits to soft plastics, and everything in between with some very mixed results. Again the lillies seem to be the best option with weedless soft plastics giving anglers the most success. The road in is still rough, so please take care. It's still a great place to get away from it all, with the Lake in pristine condition at the moment.

Lake Monduran Report : Courtesy Jason Wilhelm Charter Operator
No Report.

Lake Awoonga Report : Courtesy Jason Wilhelm Charter Operator.
No Report.

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark Bargy Bargenquast.
In partnership with tackleworld Hervey Bay we decided to offer a full day guided fishing for the winner of the show us your pic competition for the last season. The winner was 5 year old Harry Rails and on our days outing he caught a few nice fish on plastics and learnt some new tecniques, young Harry is already a quite accomplished angler and I think we will see his face holding a few nice fish in the future!
If you would like to book a trip with Bargy just give him a ring on 0427 230 261 or visit www.fraserguidedfishing.com.au

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